Repsol may want Talisman's shale, not the whole company

|About: Repsol S.A. (REPYF)|By:, SA News Editor

Repsol (OTCPK:REPYF, OTCQX:REPYY) has dropped a plan to buy all of Talisman Energy (TLM -1.9%) but is interested in purchasing some of TLM’s shale assets, Bloomberg reports.

Repsol is said to have abandoned its original plan for a full takeover after failing to find buyers for assets it wasn’t interested in owning after a takeover, including TLM's North Sea and Southeast Asia assets, but the companies are talking about TLM assets in Texas’ Eagle Ford and Alberta’s Duvernay regions.

Earlier: Repsol, Talisman talks over a potential deal have stalled, WSJ reports.